Owslebury & Morestead Parish

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About Owslebury

Owslebury village sits at the top of a hill, some 325 feet above sea level, on the Roman Road from Winchester to the Portchester. 

Owslebury is on the Pilgrims’ Way from Winchester to Canterbury and also on the Monarch’s Way from Worcester to Shoreham-on-Sea.

It is nearly 6 miles in length and 2.4 miles at its widest point, with over sixty footpaths and bridleways set in  in glorious Hampshire countryside it covers an area of approximately 12 square miles .

The village centre has a handsome C17th inn, and a C14th church.  Morestead also has a fine C12th church.

Owslebury also has a high performing primary school, and an active community association (OMCA) which keeps our community spirit alive and well.  The Glebe Field is the centre of many community events, and the children’s playground is well stocked with modern equipment.  The Village Green is used by the local cricket and football clubs. 

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The Glebe Field

Useful Information

Public     Transport

In addition to a daily school bus there is a public bus service on certain days of the week.  For the timetable click Timetable_63_(Winchester).

Changes in Bus Timetable Owslebury to Winchester

Schools & Colleges 

Owslebury Primary School is a key part of Village life.  It is housed in modern buildings and has an excellent academic record.

Secondary and tertiary education is in Winchester and Sparsholt with additional choice in nearby Eastleigh and Southampton.

Greens &  Parks

The Village Green is open at all times to the public, you can  watch a game of football or cricket held by the Owslebury Sports Clubs. Events can be held on the Green for not-for-profit groups and organisations with the permission of the council.

The Playground in Hilly Close is open at all times to the public and is lovely for children of all ages.  If you would like to hire the playground for an event please use contact us and fill in the following form. Terms of Use for the Playground

The Glebe Field is next door to the historic St Andrew’s Church in the centre of Owslebury.  It is owned by the Parish Council and the Church for the benefit of parishioners. 

The Ship Inn Owslebury

The Ship is a quiet traditional country pub tucked away at the end of the picturesque Hampshire village of Owslebury near Winchester.

Alongside our church “Saint Andrews” this pub is the hub for our village.
The ship inn is the last surviving pub in Owslebury and the only place where the majority of villagers can socialise and share news and banter.

The Ship Inn has a friendly atmosphere where visitors to our village are made welcome.
The gardens are extensive with a large play area.

Popular with walkers as the starting or finishing point and a good resting place for those on the Pilgrims Trail which passes close by.

Restaurant and bar, Beer garden, Darts, Crib night.

This takes place on Tuesdays and bins need to be put out by you in front of your property.  There is a fortnightly recycling service and a monthly Glass collection.  There are glass recycling bins by the garages in Beech Grove.

This occurs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is made by Dairy Crest, Winchester, 0845- 6063606

This occurs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is made by Dairy Crest, Winchester, 0845- 6063606

The nearest general store is in Twyford, 01962-712168.  The nearest supermarkets are Tesco’s at Winnall, Sainsburys at Badgers Farm, Aldi at Weeke and Waitrose at Weeke and Chandlers Ford.

The village has a Newsletter which is published and delivered fortnightly.  This gives news, comment and village events. For more information click Contact

There is a limited bus service from the village to Winchester.  It caters for secondary age children going to school in Winchester as well as full fare paying passengers.  See Timetable

Your local police contacts is ACSO Gary McCulloch – ACSO@swanmorepc.org.uk – 07442 156 124

The nearest medical practice and pharmacy is at Twyford.   tel: 712202